42nd Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists
28th November – 2nd December, 2018
NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru

“Breaking Barriers…Building Bridges”

Scientific Program


Scientific Program for 42nd Annual Congress of IAMM- Microcon 2018

6:30- 7:30 am

STOP AMR Run from NIMHANS to Lalbagh East Gate- IAMM Participants and Celebrities

Parallel Workshops

28.11.2018 (Wednesday)- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; ; With 1 hour lunch break- 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Name of the Workshop

Venue

Coordinator

1

Automation in microbiology

NIMHANS and Anand diagnostics.

Dr R Ravikumar

2

Laboratory identification of fastidious organisms with reference to Gonococcus and Mycoplasma

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

Dr. Ambica

3

Syndromic approach to molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases

Apollo hospital, Bangalore

Dr. Jayashree S

4

Mycology

St.John's Medical College Hospital and NIMHANS

Dr. Savita N

5

Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics analysis in Microbiology

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and NIMHANS

Dr K L Ravikumar

6

Role of Microbiologists in health Care Challenges and Solutions

Govindaswamy Building, NIMHANS

Dr. Mayank Dwivedi

7

Hospital Infection Control

Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital

Dr. Sangeeta

8

Workshop on complete solution for ID/AST

Narayana Hrudayalaya

Dr. Mallika Reddy

9

ICMR- CDC Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance

NIMHANS Convention Hall 3

Dr. Kamini Walia, Dr. Kayla Laserson and Dr. Purva Mathur

Parallel Pre Conference CME programs

29.11.2018 (Thursday)- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; With 1 hour lunch break- 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Name of the CME

Venue

Coordinated by

1

CNS Infections

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 2

Dr V Ravi

2

CLSI- ID and AST

St.John's Medical College Hospital

Dr Chand Wattal

3

Outbreak investigation

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 3

Dr Vijay Richard

4

Tuberculosis

National Tuberculosis Institute

Dr. Somshekar

5

Emerging infectious diseases- ASM Sponsored Session

NIMHANS Convention Centre- Board Room

Dr. Reba Kanungo

Main Conference Program

29.11.2018 (Thursday)

6:00- 6:45 pm

Microcon 2018 inauguration

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Chief Guest: Dr. Vinod Paul, NITI Ayog, GOI

6: 45-7.15 pm

Keynote address

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Dr. Vinod Paul, NITI Ayog, GOI

7:15- 7:30 pm

Felicitation of Past Presidents and Senior Members

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

7.30 pm

Cultural Program followed by Dinner

 

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Sand artist

Main Conference Day- I: 30.11.2018 (Friday)

8:30- 9:30 am

Junior best paper award

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

9:30 - 10:00 am

Presidential Oration

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Dr. Tapan Dhole; Chairperson: Dr. Shobha Broor

10:00 - 10: 30 am

Plenary Lecture

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Dr. O C Abraham- Clinician's perspective of medical Microbiology, CMC Vellore

10:30 - 11:00 am

Plenary Lecture

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Dr CN Manjunath, Director, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore
.

11:00 - 11:30 am

Tea break

11:30 - 1:00 pm

IAMM Student symposium

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Moderator: Dr. Pallabh Ray

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Lunch break and E- Poster Session at Convention centre dining hall

2.30-4.00pm

Parallel Symposia

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium I- Sepsis

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Moderator: Dr George Varghese
Dr Dilip Nathwani: Role for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Sepsis Management
Dr Chand Wattal: Value Turn-around Time in Sepsis
Dr Rama Subramanian: ID perspective
Dr Arunaloke Chakraborty: Fungal Sepsis

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium II- Inflammatory markers in autoimmune diseases

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 2

Moderator: Dr. Anita Mahadevan
Dr. Paresh Jain
Dr. Chandrashekar
Dr. Anita Mahadevan
Dr. Amit Awasthi

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium III- Microbial association in Cancer

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 3

Moderator: Dr. Jayshree RS
Dr. Sarbani Ghosh Laskar
Dr. Sibnarayan Datta
Dr. Richard F.Ambinder
Dr KN Prasad
Dr. Jayshree RS

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium IV- Vector Borne bacterial diseases

NIMHANS Convention Centre- Board Room

Moderator: Dr. Prathiba Narang
Dr. Robert Ollar.
Dr. John Jude Prakash
Lt. Gen Raghunath

4:00- 4:30 pm

Tea Break

4:30- 6:00  pm

Free Paper Presentations

Parallel sessions- Halls 1, 2, 3 and Board Room; NIMHANS Convention Centre

Themes : Antimicrobial resistance- 1, Clinical virology, Diagnostics/vaccines-1, Disease surveillance- 1

6:00 to 7:30 pm

CLSI Symposium: Optimize Your Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Moderator: Dr. Chand Wattal
Dr. Patricia J Simner
Dr. Kristie Johnson
Dr. V. Balaji
Dr. Sheila Farnham

Main Conference Day II- 01.12.2018 (Saturday)

8:00- 8:30 am

Plenary Lecture

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Dr. David Anenson

8:30- 9:00 am

Carbapenemase resistance: Role of Laboratory

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Moderator: Dr. Pallab Ray
Dr. Patrick Murray
Dr. Partha Pratim Dey

9.00- 10:00 am

IAMM Debate

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Super specialization in Microbiology is  a boon or a bane? Moderator: Dr. V.Ravi.
Boon Team- Dr. Arunaloke, Dr. Satischandra, Dr. Savitri sharma, Dr. Priya Abraham.
Bane Team- Dr. Camilla, Dr. Chand Wattal, Dr. Ramasubramaniam, Dr. Srikala Baliga

10:00- 10:30 am

Tea break

10:30- 12:00 pm

IAMM Symposium- POCT

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Moderator: Dr. Balaji
Dr. Chandrasekhar Nair
Dr. Gourav Bhatra
Dr. Tyagi

12:00- 1:30 pm

IAMM General Body meeting

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

IAMM EC

1: 30- 2:00 pm

Lunch break and E- Poster Session at Convention centre dining hall

2.30-4.00pm

Parallel Symposia

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium V- Surveillance for Infectious disease

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Moderator: Dr. V. Ravi
Dr Arun Kumar
Dr Kayla Laserson
Dr P K Sen
Dr Nivedita Gupta

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium VI- Laboratory strengthening

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 2

Moderator: Dr. M K Lalitha.
Dr. Sandhya Kabra
BL Sherwal
Mayank Dwivedi

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium VII- Industry Accademia Interaction Symposium

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 3

Moderator: Dr. Gagandeep Kang
B V Ravikumar
Dr. Guido Hennig
Mr Pavan Mocherla
Dr. Parampal Deol

2:30 to 4:00

Symposium VIII- One Health

NIMHANS Convention Centre- Board Room

Moderator: Dr Rajesh Bhatia
Dr Indumati
Dr Prejit Nambiar
Dr Neelam Taneja
Dr Rajesh Bhatia

4:00- 4:30 pm

Tea Break

4:30- 6:30

Free Paper Presentations

Parallel sessions- Halls 1, 2, 3 and Board Room; NIMHANS Convention Centre

Themes : Antimicrobial resistance- 2, Molecular biology, One Health and disease surveillance- 2,  Healthcare associated infections and  Diagnostics/ vaccines- 2.

7.30 pm onwards

Banquet Dinner: Jayamahal Palace

Main Conference Day III- 02.12.2018 (Sunday)

8:00- 8:30 am

Medical Microbiology in SAARC Countries

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Panel Discussion by Participants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives: Role of IAMM in Capacity building of SAARC countries

8:30- 9:00 am

Multiplexed Molecular diagnostics for Infectious disease

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Fast Track Diagnostics

9:00- 10:00 am

IAMM Quiz

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

IAMM Secretary

10:00 to 11:00 am

Symposium IX :PG Curriculum development

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

Moderator: Dr Reba Kanungo, ASM India.
Dr. Chand Wattal
Dr. Karishma
Dr. Anju Kagal

11:00 to 11:30 am

Tea Break

11:30 to 12:30 pm

Free Paper Presentations- Parallel sessions

Parallel sessions- Halls 1, 2, 3 and Board Room; NIMHANS Convention Centre

Themes : Antimicrobial resistance-3, Immune response, Microbial pathogenesis, Miscellaneous

12:30- 1:30 pm

Valedictory function

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall 1

IAMM EC

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Lunch